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Onion Beef au Jus

Garlic, onions, soy sauce and onion soup mix flavor the tender beef in these savory hot sandwiches served with a tasty, rich broth for dipping. The seasoned beef makes delicious cold sandwiches, too. —Marilyn Brown, West Union, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown roast on all sides in oil; drain. In a large skillet, saute onions in 2 tablespoons of butter until tender. Add the water, soy sauce, soup mix, garlic and, if desired, browning sauce. Pour over roast.
  • Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Let meat stand for 10 minutes, then thinly slice. Return meat to pan juices. Split bread lengthwise; cut into 3-in. sections. Spread with remaining butter. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Broil bread 4-6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Top with beef and onions; sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with pan juices.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 422 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 1179mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.
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  • Patti
    Jul 13, 2020

    What is browning sauce?

  • Jennifer
    Dec 11, 2019

    This sounds delicious.. But due to the prices of beef roasts could a person substitute with a pork roast. I know the taste would be altered by using a different meat. But i was wondering if it would any good using a pork roast? Thankyou??

  • krox722
    Feb 9, 2019

    These are the best beef sandwiches, no changes.

  • Joki boy
    Nov 29, 2018

    This becomes my favourate food so yummy https://jokiboy.blogspot.com

  • Daina
    Feb 11, 2017

    Family favorite for years!! Awesome as written!

  • sstetzel
    Feb 6, 2017

    Hi Vonoepen,I'm not sure ground beef would be appropriate for this recipe.

  • vonoepen
    Feb 5, 2017

    have not made this yet, what about also using ground beef and serving as appetizers?

  • DebraLee2
    Jan 2, 2015

    This was awesome. I skipped the browning on all sides in oil. I cooked the roast in a crock pot for 8 hours.

  • shecooksalot
    Sep 6, 2013

    This was a big hit with the family. It was super delicious and fairly easy. I made it exactly as written and everyone loved it. I served the roast on homemade French bread (from another Taste of Home recipe) and the sandwiches were amazing! Another bonus is that it makes a lot so you can have leftovers for lunch the next day!!

  • girlie23
    May 29, 2013

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